Free will astrology 

Week of April 9

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your role model for the coming week is George Garratt, a British guy who legally changed his name to Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined. Like him, I hope you will be extravagant as you re-imagine your self-image... and be playful as you take serious actions that permanently change things... and mess with the status quo in experimental ways that aren't dangerous but make you feel ecstatic to be alive.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): "Men build too many walls and not enough bridges," said Isaac Newton. I agree with that assessment in general, but I'm going to amend it a bit for your use. In my astrological opinion, you would benefit from constructing one more wall before embarking on a bridge-building campaign. In fact, it won't make sense to erect all those new links in May unless you first burn down a bridge and fashion a fresh, fortified boundary.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): During my daily bicycle jaunts, I have on occasion ridden by a certain construction site, observing as workers took several months to erect a home where once there was dirt. It turned out to be too monstrously big for my tastes, but I admire its craftsmanship, and the landscaping is impeccable, too. Today I saw that the workers had completed one last task: pour the cement for the driveway. But something went awry. The lip of the driveway is a foot above the level of the road. There's no way a car could make the transition without being damaged. Make sure that nothing similar happens in your sphere, Gemini. Maintain your concentration right to the end of the process you've been carrying out. Finish your masterpiece with a precise flourish.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Executives at an Austrian insurance company have taken a novel approach to filling job openings in their sales division: They're only seeking Capricorns, Tauruses, Leos, Aries, and Aquarians. "A statistical study indicated that almost all of our best employees have one of those five star signs," they said. I haven't seen the study, but according to my personal analysis, it's a mistake to leave Cancerians out of that privileged group - at least in 2009. The members of your tribe have exceptional powers of persuasion right now, as well as even more than your usual skill at tapping into the subconscious minds of those you're working with. I believe these advantages will be especially potent in the coming weeks.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): French President Sarkozy's best friend, advertising mogul Jacques Seguela, has an unusual way of measuring success. If you don't own a Rolex watch by the time you're 50, he says, you're a failure. I'm inclined to propose the opposite: If you do have a Rolex watch, no matter what age you are, you're probably a failure. To be attached to such a conspicuous status symbol is a sign that your values are dominated by the transitory trivialities of materialism. Where do you stand on the matter, Leo? It's a good time to think about it, because you're in a phase when clarifying your definitions of high achievement is important.


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